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Opera joins group in antitrust complaint against Microsoft

February 23, 2006

Opera’s spokesman Tor Odland told Opera Watch that Opera is part of the group the filed a complaint with the European (EU) Commission last week, alleging its business practices threatened to deny real choice among competing software products.

The group, which includes IBM, Oracle, RealNetworks, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, is asking EU regulators to force Microsoft to end its monopoly practices. Odland explains the basis for Opera’s participation is that Opera is a strong advocate for interoperability on the Internet.

Read the statement by the chairman of the European Committee for Interoperable Systems’ (ECIS), the group that filed the complaint.

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  1. February 24, 2006 at 10:54 am

    Microsoft will just make a version of Windows without IE (or whatever), sell it for the same price and say:

    “Look, they want IE (or whatever) to be in it!”

  2. Anonymous
    March 25, 2006 at 8:11 am

    Microsoft update are only available if you use IE, not Firefox….here’s the microsoft message:
    Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

    To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.

    To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

    If you prefer to use a different web browser, you can obtain updates from the Microsoft Download Center or you can stay up to date with the latest critical and security updates by using Automatic Updates. To turn on Automatic Updates:

    1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2. Depending on which Control Panel view you use, Classic or Category, do one of the following:
    * Click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
    * Click Performance and Maintenance, click System, and then click the Automatic Updates tab.
    3. Click the option that you want. Make sure Automatic Updates is not turned off.

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